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Misconceptions about marketing "in Africa"
Misconceptions about marketing "in Africa"

With some of the fast-growing economies in the world on our doorstep and growth sluggish at home, more and more South African brands are getting serious about expanding "into Africa."

By Al Mackay 25 Mar 2015 10:59

Does your brand have what it takes to be a hero at the bottom of the pyramid? - Knowledge Resources
Does your brand have what it takes to be a hero at the bottom of the pyramid?

Africa is an exciting and unpredictable place to be doing business. Many companies are alert to the opportunities that exist in our dynamic developing markets, but building stable brands within this volatile climate is not for sissies.

By Wendy Cochrane, Issued by Knowledge Resources 23 Mar 2015 11:45

Top Employers Institute awards first Global Certifications - Top Employers Institute
Top Employers Institute awards first Global Certifications

Since 1991, the Top Employers Institute certifies excellence in the conditions that international companies create for their people. The introduction of a Top Employers Global Certification programme is a logical next step in view of the global trend in harmonisation of employee conditions. The first five Global Certifications have been awarded to Valeo, Technip, Dimension Data, JT International and DHL Express.

Issued by Top Employers Institute 23 Mar 2015 09:50

Louise Marsland
Will ThisDay live to fight another day?

Nigerian publisher of ThisDay, Nduka Obaigbena, has assured creditors and staff of the daily newspaper, that he will not turn his back on the substantial investment his media empire has made in South Africa. Talks, brokered by ABSA, are ongoing with investors to try resolve the financial crisis the paper finds itself in.

By Louise Marsland 26 Oct 2004 13:07

The best of Nigeria on show in SA

The finest that Nigeria has to offer will be on display at the Sandton Convention Centre from 28 September to 2 October as, for the first time, South Africa plays host to the Best of Nigeria Expo in 2004.

15 Sep 2004 14:33

Bayer to acquire Roche Consumer Health

Bayer has announced that it has agreed to acquire Roche Consumer Health. By acquiring this business Bayer will become one of the top three over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health companies worldwide.

21 Jul 2004 13:54

Brewing up a new brandhouse

Diageo, Heineken and Namibia Breweries have announced that their new joint venture company in South Africa will trade under the name of 'brandhouse'. The new company combines the sales, marketing and distribution of some of the world's top premium brands in this fast growing sector in South Africa.

7 Jul 2004 12:40

West African newspaper for South Africa

The FS African Standard, a newspaper for the ever-expanding expatriate communities of West Africa living in South Africa - estimated to number around 100 000 - has been launched in the country by leading Nigerian publisher Millennium Harvest Ltd.

24 May 2004 06:36

IFEX members survey global press freedom

The war in Iraq, which claimed a high number of journalists' lives, overshadowed press freedom worldwide in 2003, according to annual reports recently released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

6 Jan 2004 14:45

Africa supplement introduced by Business Day

The newest addition to the Johnnic Communications' stable, Business Day Africa, a weekly newspaper destined for the African continent, was published today, October 31, 2003.

Issued by PR Newswire 31 Oct 2003 17:45

World journalists back Daily News fight: 'Press Freedom's Biggest Battle in Africa'

The International Federation of Journalists today called for a worldwide campaign among journalists' groups to defend the Daily News in Zimbabwe after a weekend in which police closed down the independent daily for a second time and the paper's director was arrested at his home.

28 Oct 2003 08:56

Second World Press Freedom Rankings

Reporters Without Borders has published its second world press freedom ranking. Like last year, the most catastrophic situation is to be found in Asia, with eight countries in the bottom ten: North Korea, Burma, Laos, China, Iran, Vietnam, Turkmenistan and Bhutan. South Africa ranked 21st.

Issued by Reporters sans Frontières (Paris) 21 Oct 2003 08:51

Daily News license refused

Zimbabwe's beleaguered Daily News has been refused its hastily prepared registration as a publisher on Saturday. This follows a court victory allowing it to resume publishing, after police twice raided its offices and confiscated equipment.

19 Sep 2003 16:21

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